15-year-old Dane Clara Tauson sets her eyes on Junior Masters in Chengdu

Tennis - The Dane has won the European Junior Championships and she is currently ranked 9th on the ITF junior list

Author: Jovica Ilic | 2018-08-23 10:40 | 2929 reads

Clara Tauson is the super talented girl from Denmark, standing as one of the best players born in 2002. The 15-year-old is already ranked inside the Top 750 on the WTA rankings list after only five tournaments that she played in her young career, reaching the semi-final and the final in the opening two pro tournaments before winning the title in Stockholm last November still at the age of 14, becoming the second player of her generation with a pro title after Marta Kostyuk. Clara is currently ranked 9th on the ITF junior list, entering three consecutive finals back in 2016 at the age of 13 and conquering five titles overall, including the latest at the European Junior Championships in Klosters where she became the first Danish champion since 1999.

Tauson will be among the favorites at the upcoming US Open and she wants to finish the season in the Top 8 and enter the ITF Junior Masters in Chengdu at the end of October. Two weeks earlier, Clara is set to play the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires and it should be great few months for her in what could be her last season on the Junior Tour.

"Of course it is a goal to be in the Top 8 at the end of the season and I'm looking forward to the rest of the year, hoping I can qualify for the 2018 ITF Junior Masters in Chengdu. I know many players who have played there in recent years and I heard it is a great experience so I'm looking forward to hopefully playing there.

When the season started, I could not have planned to reach the Junior Masters because I couldn't even think about being in the Top 10 right now, starting the season ranked around the 65th place. That wasn't the goal but it is now after good results so far in 2018.

A year ago I won the European Youth Olympic Festival and I hope to play the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires in October as well. Denmark is a small tennis country and I love to play with the national colors on my back, including the Fed Cup where I already won some matches." ALSO READ: August 21, 2005: Roger Federer upends Andy Roddick for Cincinnati title


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